CHICAGO (CBS) — Lower water levels in the Great Lakes have been revealing more than just extra beach land. Less water reveals garbage that had been hidden in Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Alliance spokeswoman Jamie Cross said tires and more are being spotted along the Great Lakes beaches.
“Last year, our volunteers – Great Lakes-wide – collected over 42,000 pounds of debris,” she said. “Last year, I think we collected the most we’ve ever collected, and I don’t believe that’s because there’s more trash out there. I think it’s because we have more volunteers that are out there doing great work.”